Electronics & Computers

Agilent and UC Davis Announce Research Center

August 4, 2011

The millimeter and sub-millimeter wave research facility will focus on advancing technology in millimeter wave and THz systems for radar, imaging systems, sensors, and communications and integrated passive devices found in electromagnetic metamaterials and antennae.

SANTA CLARA, Calif. & DAVIS, CA /BUSINESS WIRE/ -- Agilent Technologies Inc. and the University of California, Davis, announced they will establish the Davis Millimeter Wave Research Center. The DMRC will focus on advancing technology in millimeter wave and THz systems for radar, imaging systems, sensors, and communications and integrated passive devices found in electromagnetic metamaterials and antennae.

The DMRC is vertically integrated, with research involving devices, integrated circuits, packaging, metamaterials and defected ground-integrated passives, imaging systems, THz vacuum electronics, THz micro-machined devices, nonlinear modeling, nanomaterials, and wireless implantable devices.

These devices and systems are found in commercial products, such as medical imaging systems, security scanners, gigabit wireless communications devices, and sensors, as well as defense applications, such as radar and active denial systems.

The first aim of the new center is to establish a core test facility, with measurement capabilities that include Agilent nonlinear vector network and spectrum analysis test equipment up to 325 GHz. These facilities will support gigabit wireless communications at 60 GHz and 80 GHz, as well as the imaging, radar, and active denial systems to 325 GHz.

"In launching the DMRC, our goal is to become a premier millimeter-wave research center nationally and internationally," said Linda P.B. Katehi, Chancellor of UC Davis. "With this new facility, UC Davis will be able to expand the research and recruit outstanding graduate students and faculty."

"Agilent is delighted to support UC Davis' research into millimeter wave technology," said Gregg Peters, Vice President of Agilent's Component Test Division. "Millimeter wave implementation has broad industry impact, and our many first-to-market test solutions are ideal tools for revealing the information critical to their work."

About the Davis Millimeter Wave Research Center
The Davis Millimeter Wave Research Center is an industry-university cooperative research program. The DMRC is broadly focused on fostering millimeter wave technology for wireless communications, radar, sensing, and imaging systems. The activities in the DMRC involve devices, integrated circuits, components, packaging, subsystems, and system implementation.

About UC Davis
For more than 100 years, UC Davis has engaged in teaching, research, and public service that matter to California and transform the world. Located close to the state capital, UC Davis has more than 32,000 students, more than 2500 faculty, and more than 21,000 staff, an annual research budget that exceeds $678 million, a comprehensive health system, and 13 specialized research centers. The university offers interdisciplinary graduate study and more than 100 undergraduate majors in four—agricultural and environmental sciences, biological sciences, engineering, and letters and science. It also houses six professional schools—education, law, management, medicine, veterinary medicine, and the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing.

About Agilent
Agilent Technologies Inc. is the world's premier measurement company and a technology leader in chemical analysis, life sciences, electronics, and communications. The company's 18,500 employees serve customers in more than 100 countries. Agilent had net revenues of $5.4 billion in fiscal 2010.

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